Written by Dayna Gross | April 11th, 2014
It’s true that not many people show up for their birthday parties. But Dayna Gross’ kids track the seasons by elk bugles, play in the stream whenever they want and roam freely. Here’s what it’s like to grow up on a nature preserve — and to be a “preserve parent.”
Written by Dayna Gross | April 3rd, 2014
Forty years ago, Idaho communities and The Nature Conservancy came together to protect Silver Creek, now a widely-heralded conservation success and world-famous trout stream. Is a similar story beginning in Argentina? Silver Creek conservation manager Dayna Gross reflects.
Written by Nicole Levins | May 4th, 2011
Written by Matt Miller | January 18th, 2010
A pygmy hippo — a native of Africa — shot in Australia? The Nature Conservancy’s Matt Miller says it’s true — and an example of a brave new world.
Written by Matt Miller | September 17th, 2009
Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | June 12th, 2009
Isaac Mizrahi, Alaska, kicky pumps, salmon leather. Stumped? OK, let’s try another one: Kate Spade, Bolivia, handbags, palm leaves. No? How about Maya Lin, red maple, Maine? Such Riddle-of-the-Sphinx juxtapositions define Design for a Living World, an exhibition now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City through January 4, 2010. The exhibition, organized […]
Written by Darci Palmquist | June 1st, 2009
Despite their dwindling numbers, salmon are still king in the Pacific Northwest. “In this part of the world, biodiversity runs on salmon,” says Alan Holt, who helped start The Nature Conservancy’s Pacific salmon program. But news from the world of salmon hasn’t been positive in a long time. Grim stories abound, from the closure of […]
Written by Matt Miller | February 10th, 2009
Soon after I moved to Idaho, I fished a tiny little stream — the kind of water where you can catch trout of eight or maybe 10 inches. And then a behemoth swam by, literally parting the waters. A salmon. Half out of the water, it pushed on: the final part of a 900-mile journey to […]